Ensuring that investment professionals receive the best possible training has always been a top priority for us. After all, only sound qualification courses backed by ongoing training for all capital market experts can guarantee a truly professional advice service and corresponding consumer protection in a transparent market. This is one of the reasons why we set up the CEFA training program in 1991.
The CEFA training program, Certified European Financial Analyst, is an internationally recognized program that evaluates the set of banking and financial skills necessary to carry out financial analysis, advisory and investment as well as portfolio management tasks.
CEFA is accredited in 15 European countries besides Argentina and Brazil and is well recognized by employers. The CEFA is a benchmarked qualification with challenging exams, ensuring the major professional skills that candidates need. The CEFA Quality is controlled by the EFFAS Review Panel, an indepedent high-level academic body. Our diploma respects local market requirements, conditions and characteristics as well as individual cultures. That’s why the CEFA diploma designation is recognized by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA in UK, the Regulator of Financial Services in Malta and their counterparts in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Brazil and Argentina.
New in 2022! Ensuring that investment professionals receive the best possible training, aligned with the changing financial analyst landscape, stays a top priority at ABAF/BVFA. That’s why we added a module specifically dedicated to ESG to the next year’s program.